Destination guide

Delight in the natural landscape of Schmalkalden

Learn about the unique charm of Schmalkalden with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Schmalkalden

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Schmalkalden a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Miniature Park Trusetal (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Thuringian Sea Aquarium (9.3 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Schmalkalden

Fly into Erfurt (ERF), the closest airport, located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Schmalkalden Polytechnic Station, Schmalkalden Station and Auehütte Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Schmalkalden?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 250 holiday lettings around Schmalkalden. From 163 flats & apartments to 74 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Schmalkalden?

Nestle yourself and your pals high up in the mountains and be ready for golden sunrises, unmatched stargazing and loads of fresh air. HomeAway has 60 mountain rental options available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has a bunch more rental options to have a look at, including:

  • 41 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 39 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 24 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Schmalkalden?

If you want to see how the locals live, throw open the curtains and soak up this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 155 different options on HomeAway. If you get in early, you could spend as little as £22 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 70 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Hotel: 40 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 8 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £61 per night.

Can I stay in Schmalkalden in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than being somewhere entirely new with extended family and friends. And the good news is HomeAway has some places to suit large groups. Why not take a peek at the 18 apartment holiday rentals available here? They're the top option for big groups of visitors. Rental properties around the area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 72 properties to rent just right for that size. Spend a night from just £39.
  • After a place for 5 guests? We have 40 that will suit. Prices begin at just £38 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 10 accommodation for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £92 a night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your grandpa and all your besties to Schmalkalden.